Denis Bourassa, Robert Colliver and the Board of Stonebridge Financial Corporation are pleased to announce Jim Cahill will be joining as President effective April 17th.
Mr. Cahill brings to Stonebridge over twenty-five years of experience in the areas of project finance, structured finance, bulk lease securitization, private debt syndication, and public-private partnerships. Most recently, Mr. Cahill was Senior Vice President at Aon Risk Solutions’ Toronto based Construction Services group for three years. Prior to Aon, Mr. Cahill was at Infrastructure Ontario for four years leading the Project Finance department in support of Infrastructure Ontario’s Major Projects, New Business, Buildings and Lands divisions. Mr. Cahill has had a very successful twenty five year career in the Canadian capital markets sector both on the “buy” side as a lender and private placement investor at three Life Insurance companies and on the “sell” side at Stonebridge arranging and syndicating private placement debt and construction financing for corporate borrowers and contractors.
Mr. Cahill brings to Stonebridge a broad range of financing experience, gained through his roles in both the private and public sectors that extends to infrastructure projects including highways, hospitals, court houses, recreation facilities, long-term care homes, waste management facilities, educational institutions, and others.
Mr. Cahill is a graduate of University of Waterloo where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He also holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) designation.
Stonebridge is proud to announce that Denis Bourassa, Partner & CO-CEO has been appointed as a director to the Board of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (“CCPPP”). CCPPP is a national not-for-profit non-partisan, member-based organization with broad representation from across the public and private sectors. Its mission is to promote innovative approaches to infrastructure development and service delivery through public-private partnerships with all levels of government. The Council is a proponent of evidence-based public policy in support of P3s, facilitates the adoption of international best practices, and educates stakeholders and the community on the economic and social benefits of public-private partnerships. The Council organizes an annual conference that is recognized internationally as the premier forum bringing together senior government and business leaders in the P3 community at which the most successful Canadian public-private partnerships are celebrated through CCPPP’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence. The Council is governed by a Board of Directors and operated by several staff.
Stonebridge is proud to be a Silver Awards Sponsor at the 24nd Annual CCPPP Conference on Public-Private Partnerships to be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Toronto on November 14 & 15, 2016.
Denis Bourassa, Partner & Co-CEO and Omer Malik, Vice President Project Financing- Infrastructure will be in attendance to mark the 8th consecutive year that Stonebridge has served as a Sponsor of the event.
The Annual CCPPP National Conference is recognized as the premier event on public-private partnerships (P3) in the world. It began in 1992 and has since grown to include over 1,200 senior public and private sector participants, making it the largest annual gathering of P3 decision-makers.
John Estey, President of Stonebridge Lease Financing Corporation will be speaking at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School as part of an intensive short course in Secured Lending and Debt Finance for Osgoode law students.
John will be speaking at the “Equipment Lease Financing in Today’s Loan Transactions” session taking place at 9:45 am on October 6, 2016.
Yvon Jeghers, Vice-President and Managing Director, will be a guest speaker at the 9th edition Canadian Alternative Investments in Pensions Forum held in Quebec City, Quebec on September 21st – 23rd, 2016. Yvon will be speaking at the “Opportunities in Private Debt” session taking place at 9:15AM on April 22nd, 2016.
Stonebridge Infrastructure Debt Fund, Managed by Stonebridge Financial Corporation is proud to again be a Silver Sponsor at the CAIP Quebec & Atlantic event, a leading event for Senior Pension Investment Executives to engage in a high level dialogue around the current risks and opportunities within alternative investments, leading to more confident investment decisions.
Stonebridge is pleased to announce that Frederic Bourassa has joined the Stonebridge team as an Administrative Assistant.
Frederic holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, specialization Urban Planning from Concordia University and is currently enrolled in the Master of Design Program at Boston Architectural College. In completing his degree Frederic also held several challenging work assignments with companies in the construction and renewable energy sector.
In joining our team, Frederic will assist Stonebridge in delivering high quality and trusted financial services to our clients.
Stonebridge is pleased to announce that Fan Zhang has joined the portfolio administration team as a Credit Analyst – Relationship Officer.
Fan Zhang has worked in the financial industry for several years, most recently working in commercial real estate lending for a U.S. real estate investment management firm. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, specializing in Accounting, from University of Toronto.
In joining Stonebridge Fan will complement an existing team of financial professionals and will be a valuable resource in our continued effort to provide high quality and trusted portfolio administrative services.
Stonebridge Lease Financing Corporation (“SLFC”) is proud to once again be a sponsor at the Canadian Finance and Leasing Association (“CFLA“) 2016 Annual Conference to be held at the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls on September 21-23, 2016. The CLFA Annual Conference is the industry’s premier networking and learning event, and highlights the latest changes impacting Canada’s asset-based finance, equipment and vehicle leasing industry.
Stonebridge Lease Financing Corporation is proud of its continued sponsorship of the annual CFLA conference and the unique opportunity the event provides SLFC to showcase our financial services to leasing companies and industry professionals.
Stonebridge is very pleased to announce the promotion of Angela Valdes to Associate, Stonebridge Infrastructure Debt Fund. In her new role, Angela will support the Managing Director, Yvon Jeghers, in carrying out key activities of the Stonebridge Infrastructure Debt Funds (SIDF), including the review and evaluation of investment opportunities, the management of the investment portfolio, and overall marketing and administration responsibilities of SIDF.
Angela joined Stonebridge in 2014 as part of the portfolio administration team, where she assisted with the management of a portfolio of project financing investments, initially as a Credit Analyst – Relationship Officer, and subsequently as Senior Credit Analyst. Prior to joining Stonebridge, Angela spent several years working in corporate banking for a major Mexican bank. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa, as well as a Master’s degree in Finance from the Universidad Regiomontana.
Angela will be a valuable addition to the Stonebridge Infrastructure Debt Fund team, as SIDF continues to grow its capital base and invest in high quality private debt transactions for social and energy infrastructure assets.
Stonebridge is pleased to announce that Serge Yannick Ouattara has been promoted to Senior Credit Analyst. Serge will be taking on the role of Senior Credit Analyst providing some additional support to the VP of the portfolio administration team.
He joined Stonebridge in November 2014 as a Credit Analyst – Relationship Officer in the portfolio administration team where he helped manage a portfolio of project financing investments for institutional investor clients. Prior to Stonebridge, Serge Yannick has worked in the financial market industry for several years, most recently working in project finance for a Canadian renewable power company.
Serge Yannick holds a Bachelor of Commerce from John Molson School of Business, at Concordia University and is currently pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
In taking his new role, Serge Yannick will continue to be part of an existing team of financial professionals and will continue to be a valuable resource in our continued effort to provide high quality and trusted portfolio administrative services.